Man accused of DUI plows down traffic light

Lawton_Early on Friday morning, a man crashed into the traffic lights at a busy Lawton intersection, and was busted for drug possession.  Nicholas Varner has already been before the judge before.  This time, he was charged with possession of cocaine, driving under the influence, driving under restriction, reckless driving, and no insurance verification.

A little after 2 a.m., the 29-year-old Varner plowed the vehicle he was driving into the signal light.  Police say he was driving under the influence.  They say he was travelling about 60 miles per hour and skidded 60 feet into the traffic lights.

Police say that when they arrived on the scene, Varner was still in the car, and the officer could smell alcohol on his breath.  Police say his speech was so slurred, the officer could barely make out what Varner was saying.  A short time later, the officer noticed a baggie of crack cocaine on the floor of the vehicle - inside was another bag of powder cocaine.

Police arrested Varner, and he now has a laundry list of charges against him.  The intersection at 38th and cache is now a four-way stop until further notice.  Take caution when driving through this area.

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